Northwestern Pike, Amherst Street, Boscawen Street, Braddock Street, Gerrard Street, Millwood Avenue, Millwood Pike, John S. Mosby Highway, Washington Street, Lee Jackson Highway, Arlington Boulevard
Westbound Views
US 50 enters Virginia multiplexed with I-66 across a bridge over the Potomac River. On the other side of the bridge, the two routes split.
The first section of US 50 in Virginia is a large divided highway with service roads called Arlington Boulevard. It has a mixture of grade-separated interchanges and traffic lights. There is an exit for Rosslyn and the Key Bridge (US 29).
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There is an exit for North Queen Street, Fairfax Drive, and 14th Street.
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There is an exit for North Courthouse Road and 10th Street North.
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There is a traffic light at North Pershing Drive.
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There is a pair of exits for Washington Boulevard (VA 27).
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There is an exit for Glebe Road (VA 120).
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There are traffic lights at North Henderson Road, North Park Drive, North Edison Street, North Manchester Street, and North Montague Street.
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Welcome to Fairfax County!
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There is a traffic light at Patrick Henry Drive.
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There is an exit for VA 7 and Hillwood Avenue (VA 338).
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Skipping many miles to the west, there is a section just west of Middleburg where John Mosby Highway widens to become a four-lane divided road. After a short distance, the median ends and it narrows back down to two lanes.
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John Mosby Highway runs west as a two-lane undivided road through the countryside.
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Coming into Upperville, the speed limit drops to 35 MPH and then 25 MPH.
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John Mosby Highway passes through Upperville.
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Heading out of town, the speed limit rises to 35 MPH and then 50 MPH.
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John Mosby Highway widens to become a four-lane divided road again. There is a traffic light at US 17. Turn left onto Winchester Road to go south. US 17 north is multiplexed with US 50 west along John Mosby Highway straight ahead.
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US 17 and US 50 are multiplexed along John Mosby Highway.
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Welcome to Clarke County!
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There is a bridge over the Shenandoah River.
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John Mosby Highway continues west as a four-lane divided highway.
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Bishop Meade Road (VA 255) begins on the right at an uncontrolled intersection. Red Gate Road (SR 624) is to the left.
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After a short distance, there is a traffic light at Lord Fairfax Highway (US 340). Turn right to go north or left to go south.
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John Mosby Highway continues west as a four-lane divided highway.
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Welcome to Frederick County! John Mosby Highway to become Millwood Pike.
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There is a traffic light at Sulphur Springs Road (SR 655).
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Coming into Winchester, the surroundings become much more commercial.
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There is a pair of traffic lights at I-81 and US 522. Turn left onto Front Royal Pike at the first light to go south on US 522. Turn right at the first light to go north on I-81 or left at the second light to go south. Northbound US 522 is multiplexed with US 17 and US 50 straight ahead.
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Skipping a few blocks, Millwood Avenue runs north through Winchester as a two-lane undivided road. There is a railroad crossing.
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There is a traffic light at South Kent Street.
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There is a traffic light at South Cameron Street (US 11). Turn right go north and to stay on US 17/US 50/US 522, which is multiplexed with US 11 beginning here. To go south on US 11, continue straight ahead onto Gerrard Street.
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